Editors Blogs

Labor Day Weekend! What are you flying this holiday weekend?

Sep 05, 2011 1 Comment

It really is scary how quickly the summer passes by! This weekend marks the end of summer, but fore many of us, not the end of the flying season! What will you be flying this weekend? Do you prefer sport flying aerobatics, or serious scale planes? Are you are beginner with a nice new trainer [...]

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MPI’s Insta Check Pro

Sep 05, 2011 No Comments

This newly improved voltage checker is something I use all the time. The previous version used LED’s to show the condition of the battery, but only measured 4 and 5-cell NiCd/NiMH batteries, or 2-cell LiPo’s, with a maximum voltage of 15v. The newest model now provides an easy to read LCD screen with voltage to 20v, battery [...]

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Clubs or Fields?

Sep 04, 2011 3 Comments

Many people will debate about the pros and cons of flying fields vs. flying clubs. I, for one, am definately a club supporter. Sure, fields don’t have the clouded airspace, sometimes boring meetings, and that one guy that always strikes up a conversation you don’t want to have… but fields have their disadvantages as well. [...]

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Hobby People Superfly X Kit – BL Motor/4-Blade Prop/Ailerons

Sep 04, 2011 No Comments

Hope to have this in the hanger next week.  Check back to follow my impressions.  The Superfly X comes in three versions:  A brushless receiver ready version just needs your RX and TX, a brushed RTF and a brushless kit requiring servos and receiver.  The Superfly X is EPO foam. http://www.hobbypeople.net/index.php/rc-planes/airplanes/rc-gliders/hobby-people-superfly-x-kit-bl-motor-4-blade-prop-ailerons.htmlSpecifications • Wing Span: 54.5in [...]

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Hacker Extra 330SC

Sep 04, 2011 No Comments

I have been flying this EPP foam 3D plane for a while and I constantly tweak the aircraft to get exactly what I want in the air.  Be on the lookout for this review in the up coming months.  The Extra is a large 3D airplane capable of full aerobatics and 3D flight.

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LiPo Locker

Sep 04, 2011 No Comments

If you are like me and fly a lot, you also charge your batteries often.  Safety is a priority, but no matter what, I get distracted.  I work in my attached garage so if anything happened while charging a LiPo, I would be in big trouble.  The LiPo Locker is a wonderful addition to my [...]

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Ogar SZD-45

Sep 04, 2011 No Comments

Be on the lookout for this cool motor glider being reviewed in up coming issues of MAN.  It is a heavy hauler with a huge camera platform for either shooting below the fuselage or by mounting a pan/tilt on top.  No prop to interfere with photography either.  The design is excellent with regard to CG.  In [...]

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Newest Test Flight — ParkZone Corsair Ultra-Micro

Sep 01, 2011 No Comments

Just went out to the flying field to commit aviation with my newest review plane, the F4U Corsair from ParkZone. this is part of the Ultra Micro series, this all foam pacific fighter takes only minutes to get ready to fly. Being a BNF I bound it to my JR X9303 2.4 transmitter and it [...]

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